Independent Student Learning

Workflow Guide

My students crave independence, but they are sometimes unable to prioritize, monitor, and regulate their progress. My students are also often unable at the beginning of a school year to articulate how or where to start an assignment. This strategy is designed to give my students a model of how to manage their own workflow. Having a Workflow Guide is a good strategy to teach in Social Studies because it gives my students a step-by-step pathway to competency. This strategy is particularly well suited for middle grades because they need an increased sense of agency that allows them work independently as they prepare to transition to high school, college, and their careers.

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Students In Action
Strategy Explanation
Here is a sample Workflow Guide on the students' learning management system.
Students In Action
Strategy Explanation
Here is a sample Workflow Guide on the students' learning management system.
Tanesha Dixon
Wheatley Education Campus
Washington, DC


About this strategy

Prep Time:
Social Studies
Eighth grade
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